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Trojans place third in league tennis

The Hillsboro High School girls tennis team placed third in the inaugural Central Kansas League tournament Saturday in Lindsborg.

Emma Heyen and Becky Faber placed second in No. 1 doubles. They dominated the first two rounds, defeating Pratt, 9-1; and Hesston, 6-0, 6-1. But they lost to Lyons in the finals, 6-3, 6-1.

Elise Heyen and Courtney Weber placed second in No. 2 doubles. They began with a 9-1 win against Halstead. They followed that with a three-set win against Smoky Valley, 3-6, 6-1, 6-4. In the finals, they lost to Hesston, 6-3, 6-1.

Hayley Pankratz finished in sixth place in No. 1 singles. She lost in pool play against Pratt, 9-2; and Smoky Valley, 9-2. She lost to Halstead in the fifth-place match, 6-3, 6-2.

Aubrey Meier placed fifth in No. 2 singles. She lost matches against Smoky Valley, 9-0; Pratt, 9-1; and Sterling, 9-5.

The team finished with 42 points, which was good for third place behind Hesston and Smoky Valley. The Trojans will compete in regionals Friday and Saturday in Wichita.

Last modified Oct. 6, 2010